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Robin sequence occurs in approximately 1 in 8,500 to 14,000 births. There is a higher incidence of this combination of defects in twins. This may be due to crowding in the uterus, which restricts the growth of the lower jaw.
Robin sequence is a combination of birth defects that occurs in a developing fetus and that are apparent when your baby is born. These birth defects include:
These defects result in a variety of symptoms, including:
As a result of these symptoms, some babies struggle with growth and weight gain until treated.
Learn more about Robin Sequence treatments offered at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Experts do not know the exact causes of Robin sequence. There may be a genetic cause.
This combination of birth defects can be seen in other syndromes, including:
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